Halfalib just dropped the new single Love Letter to Science, off of the band’s debut Malamocco, set for release on February 24th and available for pre-order on a limited edition (100 copies) milky clear 12″ vinyl.
Here’s how the always accurate Impose Magazine describes it: “Love Letter To Science” exhibits what could be the soundtrack to future episodes of “Nova” where accumulated arrays of synths & murmuring electronic instruments lead the way to Halfalib’s big build up of expression that pushes for a human connection beyond the binary sequences & algorithmic equations.
London based Echopark fills the gap between his debut Trees and the sophomore Ties with the stunning single End; a jaw-dropping hymn that starts out precise to an almost methodic degree, explodes in an epic chorus and evolves into a sonic mash of a finale. End anticipates Echopark’s second album Ties, out on March 10, released digitally and on a limited edition transparent blue vinyl that you can pre-order from our European and North American stores while listening to the song!
Halfalib is somewhat a mysterious presence who is unveiling little by little his musical existence. So far we know they’ll be at SXSW 2017 in Austin next March, and we can hear the band’s first single Arythmie Du Soleil, “a perfectly mellow single” described by For the Rabbits as “light jazzy percussion, unnerving electronics and warm, woozy saxophones [that] seem to wash in and out of earshot, as the vocal and the omnipresent piano, pick out a wistful melody. There’s a touch of Lionlimb or Chris Cohen in this articulate take on beautiful hazy-pop music.” We heard that the debut album, Malamocco, will be out on February 24th, and now we know as well that the record will be released on a very limited edition of 100 copies pressed on milky clear transparent vinyl! And guess what? Those 100 copies are now available for pre-order from our European and US bandcamp stores. I foresee a sell-out in 5…4…
There was a time of handmade music fanzine that came with a pin and a compilation on a cd-r in limited numbers, immediately disappeared with the first lucky ones to get to the show. And then music blogs of which the latest post dates back to the MySpace era and usually counted more authors than readers. Record labels that lasted the time of a love story. Indie-pop as a genre has a predilection for what’s ephemeral and fleeting, and Soda Fountain Rag throughout her whole career has been the essence of Indie-Pop from the first to the last note of her countless songs. Active since the beginning of the century, the Norwegian songwriter has published 4 full lengths and an unknown number of EP, singles and cd-r everywhere around the globe: Cloudberry Records, My Honey, Anorak, are just few of the cult label that released her music, without taking into account all the free downloads spread around the internet. Now just before releasing her new EP (scheduled for the beginning of 2017), Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl has decided to bring together all the songs that went “lost” in a chronologically organized album that goes from 2006 to 2013. Lo-fi is Soda’s philosophy, with the toy keyboards, her candid voice and the most immediate and happy melodies you can dream about, floating between Rough Bunnies and Moldy Peaches, as they are supposed to be. The Lost Levels is now available for digital download and streaming through all digital distributors and our Bandcamps linked below. Soda will unveil and talk about all the songs one by one as the most desirable advent-calendar from her facebook page.
Vecchie fanzine fatte a mano, poche decine di fotocopie che trovavi a qualche concerto, in regalo una spilletta e una compilation, subito sparite nel nulla. Blog musicali che contavano più autori che lettori, il cui ultimo post risale all’epoca di MySpace. Etichette discografiche nate in qualche cameretta e durate il tempo di una storia d’amore. L’indiepop sembra avere da sempre una speciale predilezione per l’effimero e il fugace, e Soda Fountain Rag, lungo tutta la sua carriera, ha incarnato l’indiepop dalla prima all’ultima nota delle sue innumerevoli canzoni. Attiva dalla metà degli Anni Duemila, la cantautrice norvegese ha pubblicato quattro album, e soprattutto una quantità di EP, singoli e cd-r da una parte all’altra dell’Oceano. Cloudberry Records, My Honey, Anorak, sono solo alcune delle storiche label su cui è apparsa la sua musica, senza contare i free download disseminati ai quattro angoli di internet. Ora, alla vigilia della pubblicazione del suo prossimo EP (prevista per l’inizio del 2017), Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl ha deciso di fare un po’ di ordine e riunire le sue canzoni “perdute” in un’antologia ordinata cronologicamente dal 2006 al 2013. Il lo-fi pop che è il suo marchio di fabbrica, le sue tastiere giocattolo, la sua voce candida e le melodie più felici e immediate che si possano sognare, sospese tra Rough Bunnies e Moldy Peaches, erano già tutte qui. The Lost Levels è disponibile via download digitale e streaming attraverso tutti i distributori e dalle nostre pagine Bandcamp linkate qui sotto. Soda racconterà traccia per traccia tutte le canzoni di The Lost Levels come un dolcissimo calendario dell’avvento dalla sua pagina di facebook a partire da oggi
With a stunning new video featuring Dizzyride‘s many faces through Zoë Kiefl capturing acting, the Brooklyn based duo tickles our appetite for more, which is a good reason why it’s the perfect time to pre-order the limited edition 12″ vinyl of the band’s self titled debut album out in January. The video filmed by Canadian director Angus Borsos and produced by Helium Castle was premiered via NOWNESS and features a chameleonic Kiefl who leaves us wondering and pushes us to re-play again and again, to get more details and get transported by the melody of the song. Young You is the second single anticipating the release of the full length due out on January 20, 2017. The album is being pressed on a limited edition 12″ vinyl, and you can make sure to get your copy here:
Brooklyn has been already for a few years the home for the duo Kiefl – Donà, names that you might recognize for their solo projects: Horrible Present for the Venetian crooner, and the homonymous Zoë Kiefl for the Canadian’s angelic voice. Together they are Dizzyride, and after a few songs and EPs they finally announced the release of their debut full length, due out on January 20th, 2017. Soundtrack is the first single previewing the self-titled album that includes as well a number of collaborations (Mary Lattimore and Kyle forester to mention a few). Press play, replay.
A love song. But this one is not about a specific love, or about a smile that made your heart beat faster, or some faded memory of that already distant moment. Antony Harding reignites the magic of his vibrant acoustic pop while outside won’t stop raining, and while it pours, Antony sings of the true love coming back to us, as it always happens. True love found us already in the past, and we believed that was all we needed. But the rain won’t stop and keeps falling on us, until one day we realize we are still waiting for True Love to come back again. “We were always there just waiting waiting for you”. True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain) is Antony Harding’s sweetest new song, produced together with Tim Charlton on the Isle of Wight: “We recorded it on a farm by a lake and appropriately the rain came as the afternoon wore on. So we decided to record the rain falling on the wooden barn! We feel we really captured the atmosphere”.
True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain) is available for free download and streaming on WWNBB’s Soundcloud and Bandcamp.
Una canzone d’amore, una semplice canzone d’amore. Ma non su un amore, su qualcuno, su un sorriso nuovo che ti fa battere il cuore o su qualche ricordo sbiadito di quella luce già lontana. Antony Harding, mentre fuori piove a dirotto, torna ad accendere la magia del suo palpitante pop acustico e canta del vero amore che torna a trovarci, come ha sempre fatto. Il vero amore ci aveva già trovati in passato, lo avevamo incontrato e avevamo creduto che quello fosse tutto quello che serviva. Ma questa pioggia non smette mai, continua a caderci addosso, fino a quando, un giorno, scopriamo di essere lì ad aspettare che il vero amore torni ancora. “We were always there just waiting waiting for you”. True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain) è il nuovo dolcissimo singolo di Antony Harding (voce e chitarre), prodotto insieme a Tim Charlton (basso e batteria) sull’Isola di Wight: “We recorded it on a farm by a lake and appropriately the rain came as the afternoon wore on. So we decided to record the rain falling on the wooden barn! We feel we really captured the atmosphere”.
True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain) è disponibile in streaming e download gratuito via Bandcamp e Soundcloud.
A while ago I was next to a friend who was very ill. Despite everything he hadn’t lost his sense of humor and described to me his dreams, his visions always very clear, with even funny implications. Brush talks about how you can reach a state of lucidity while you are sick and in treatment, under the influence, sometimes psychedelic, of heavy medication. ‘We want more, we want to stay together’, simple things in a parallel universe.
Weird Black are taking the opportunity given by the Rome Psych Fest (where they will play on May 14th) to share 2 unreleased songs. Objects In Dreams Are Weirder Than They Appear is the title of this work available for free download on soundcloud, and as the bands puts it “this 2-Tracks-Bootleg was recorded as what remains of ‘Hy Brazil’ psy and lo-fi experience.” The band’s debut album, Hy Brazil, came out earlier this year and we are still playing it loud!
Giovanni Ferrario Alliance just joined the growing WWNBB’s family and we couldn’t be happier! Ferrario, who in his career has worked with names like PJ Harvey & John Parish, is going to release his new full length Places Names Numbers in October 2016, and as a taste of what the album will be, he decided to record the song Costa, a cover by Robert Wyatt and Alfreda Benge. Giovanni Ferrario Alliance shares the song accompanied by a beautiful and mesmerizing video created by Jean De Oliveira. Enjoy!